From Dublin to Cotignac: a destination wedding in Provence

Becky & Tony wanted to celebrate their wedding in a setting that was romantic, charming and genuinely Provençal.

When Becky walked into the inside courtyard of this 18th century vineyard chateau, she immediately imagined her wedding dinner and party taking place within its beautiful stone walls. Inspired by the typically Provençal pale blue color of the window shutters, she chose to have blue and white be her wedding colors.

To create a theme based on the idea of antique books, we visited numerous flea markets in Provence all throughout the summer, in search of old and beautiful French books. Back in Dublin, Becky devotedly selected, acquired and wrapped in brown kraft paper one book for each one of the 100 guests who would attend their wedding. Each book was presented with a hand-stamped name tag at the dinner tables.

A touch of lace, a string of pearls, a tea candle or two, a throw of confetti hole-punched from the pages of real antique books and a wave of Julie’s magic styling wand… and voila!

Un Grand OUI enjoyed preparing and coordinating this special day for their very first Irish couple in Provence. It was such a pleasure to work with you Becky & Tony and… to listen to your lovely accents! :)

get married in a chateau in France

Photography: Rémi Dupac, Une Vie en Provence
Planning & Design: Un Grand OUI
Brides Hair/makeup: Ylva Langenskiold, Carol Ray
Flowers: Sonia Alegre
Catering: La Truffe Noire
Cupcakes: Wedding Cakes by Pamela
String Quartet: Jenny How
Band: Brightlights Band


  1. Nia Morris
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    Could you please tell me the name of the church in this article?

    Many thanks,

    • Laura
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      Hi Nia, this Church is the local church in the village of Cotignac. :)


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